If you are planning on a vacation by the ocean, a pair of white or beige beach pants should probably be included in your suitcase. They are the perfect thing to wear on evenings that are a little too cool for shorts. Of course, they don’t have to be worn only at the beach. Any non-formal outdoor setting will do.
Here’s an example of a pair that have a cool, casual look, but they seem like they might be a bit thin. I prefer a thicker fabric:
Mens white beach pants pictured: Akademiks Young Men’s Beach Comber Light Weight Cargo Pant
One thing to consider when you are wearing beach pants is the type of footwear you should be wearing. White beach pants and a pair of sandals are a classic combo.
If you are planning to lounge around on a cold winter night, you could wear regular pajamas, but for the ultimate in comfort, a soft onesie simply can’t be beat. Put it on, and it seems to instantly give you a cozy all over, secure feeling. Some onesies even have hoodies, so that even your head can be covered, for that total cocoon-like experience.
Here are a couple of examples that I think look especially comfy:
Brown onesies for adults pictured:
Left: Footed Pajamas Teddy Bear Adult Chenille
Right: Footed Pajamas Teddy Bear Adult Hoodie One Piece
Technically, a onesie is “footed” – meaning that the socks are part of the garment. But one-piece long johns and union suits – which are not “footed” – are often referred to as onesies as well. Onesies are not necessarily meant to be worn as underwear, but rather as loungewear or pajamas.
More examples… These I find a little too goofy:
Left: WebUndies Scooby Doo Adult Footie Pajamas with Hood
Middle: Mens All in One Pyjamas – Camouflage Green and Brown (Extra Large) by bfp
Right: WebUndies Sock Monkey Fleece Onesie Footie Pajamas with Hood
Brown is a color we associate with softness and cuddliness, perhaps because it is the color of teddy bears. Of course, onesies are cozy to wear no matter what color they are, as long as they are made of a fabric that feels soft against the skin. Fleece for example can be very soft, and so can cotton, depending on its quality. Some “fuzzy” fabrics sometimes “shed”, especially in the dryer, so you should make sure this is not a problem with the PJ’s you intend to buy. Also check for the placement of buttons and zippers that could get in the way of your total comfort: big buttons on models with butt flaps for example may be uncomfortable to sit on, depending on where they are placed. Metal zippers can also be cold and uncomfortable against the skin. If you intend to get a model with a hood make sure that when the hood is off, it doesn’t bunch up behind your neck too much when you are sitting down or lying down, or when your head is resting on a pillow. If the model you want is footed, make sure the feet are not too big, if so they could have a tendency to fold over at the toes, or slide around too much, and generally make it uncomfortable to walk.
Flats tend to have a less “dressy” appearance than high heels, so in order to make them stand out, they have to be a little “blingged-out”. A metallic color like silver or gold accomplishes this very well. Silver also goes with almost any other color, so it’s a good choice in that respect. For a fun but formal occasion like a prom, they could be ideal, depending on the outfit you intend to wear on the big night.
Here’s an example of a silver flat that I find pretty funky:
Silver flat prom shoes pictured: Unze Women Metallic Stud Detailing Toe Flat Ballet, Evening, Prom, Party Pump – 6s11103-3
When it comes to clothing that is shiny, you don’t want to overdo it. A metallic pair of shoes is plenty. Silver jewelry is fine, and maybe a metallic purse, but that should be enough. Silver shoes or accessories look great when paired with a white or a gray dress. They look especially good if you are dressed in black. Silver reflects other colors, and so it tends to always look good no matter what other color you pair with it.